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Peer Specialist

Location: Middletown, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2024

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Location: Middletown, NY
Rate of Pay: $15
    
Part time- 12.5 hours weekly Flexible weekdays, weekends    
Job Description:    
In this role you will:    
-Inspire hope    
-Promote empowerment and self-determination    
-Provide opportunities for individuals to practice self-efficacy through activities that emphasize the acquisition, development, and enhancement of life skills    
-Build relationships based on mutuality and shared perspective and provide support to bring about a desired social or personal change    
-Focus on the strengths of each individual    
-Work in partnership with the individual receiving services and the providers of those services    
-Offer living proof of the transformative power of recovery and encourage the celebration of recovery achievements    
    
A Peer Specialist will also:    
-Be a Resource Connector - Promote self-advocacy and self-sufficiency    
-Be an Ally and Confidant - Share related experiences    
-Be a Role Model and Mentor - A social bridge into recovery    
-Be a Problem Solver and Planner - Help to resolve personal and environmental obstacles to recovery, while facilitating the interpretation of an individual’s treatment plan    
-Be an Educator and Tour Guide - Provide information about the stages of recovery, while introducing individuals into the culture of recovery    
-Be a Life Coach - Support individuals through challenges arising from everyday activities and encourage the exploration of different activities.    
    
Qualifications:    
The ideal candidate will possess:    
-Personal and lived mental health and/ or recovery experience    
-Experience facing life challenges while coping with a mental health diagnosis    
-Professional peer certification not required but is a plus    
-Bilingual English and Spanish speaking is a plus    
- Valid Driver's License  
    
Access offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage; an array of voluntary benefits (term life, whole life, identity theft protection and pet insurance); Healthcare and Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts; employer paid Short Term Disability, LTD and AD&D; a matching 403(b) retirement plan,  generous paid time off, paid holidays, accelerated holiday pay and tuition assistance.                                           
To see all career opportunities with Access visit http://accessrealjobs.org.  To learn more about Access and our services visit http://accesssupports.org.  Like us on Facebook and connect with us on LinkedIn.    
ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND, FINGERPRINTING AND MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT CHECK.     
The Agency is a smoke free workplace and offers smoke free campuses for our employees, visitors, clients, and interns.    
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